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Death and the Dervish By Meša Selimović Bogdan Rakić Stephen M. Dickey Death and the Dervish Death and the Dervish is an acclaimed novel by Bosnian writer Mesa Selimovic It recounts the story of Sheikh Nuruddin a dervish residing in an Islamic monastery in Sarajevo in the eighteenth century

  • Title: Death and the Dervish
  • Author: Meša Selimović Bogdan Rakić Stephen M. Dickey
  • ISBN: 9780810112971
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Death and the Dervish By Meša Selimović Bogdan Rakić Stephen M. Dickey Death and the Dervish is an acclaimed novel by Bosnian writer Mesa Selimovic It recounts the story of Sheikh Nuruddin, a dervish residing in an Islamic monastery in Sarajevo in the eighteenth century during the Ottoman Turk hegemony over the Balkans When his brother is arrested, he must descend into the Kafkaesque world of the Turkish authorities in his search to discoveDeath and the Dervish is an acclaimed novel by Bosnian writer Mesa Selimovic It recounts the story of Sheikh Nuruddin, a dervish residing in an Islamic monastery in Sarajevo in the eighteenth century during the Ottoman Turk hegemony over the Balkans When his brother is arrested, he must descend into the Kafkaesque world of the Turkish authorities in his search to discover what happened to him He narrates his story in the form of an elaborate suicide note, regularly misquoting the Koran In time, he begins to question his relations with society as a whole and, eventually, his life choices in general Hugely successful when published in the 1960s, Death and the Dervish is an enduring classic from twentieth century Yugoslavia.
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    1. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum on said:

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    2. Lars K Jensen on said:

      Imagine a bag of candy with 455 pieces of the most delicious pieces of candy inside Each is so delicate and mouth watering that you feel the need to expand the joy to as many minutes as possible, and it sweetens the soul, just like it does the tongue.This is basically what this book was like to me It s not an easy read and thank God for that , but it s great literature Such great literature.The book written 1962 66 and a classic in Yugoslav literature is set in Sarajevo under Ottoman rule 18th c [...]

    3. Emina on said:

      I opet 5 Svaki put na em novi smisao i svaki put me jo vi e odu evi ovo maestralno djelo.

    4. Iluzija O. Istini on said:

      Svjesna sam da ce ovaj osvrt biti u potpunoj opreci ocjeni koja je navedena povi e, ali samo vrhunska knjiga mo e potresti osjecaje toliko da je zavolis ili zamrzis.Citajuci pocetak i primjecujuci gotovo ludjacku opsjednutost grijehom koja je izvirala iz glevnog lika, sjetila sam se svih ljudi koji su mi knjigu preporucili ili pohvalili Tko je tu lud Pisac, oni ili ja Toliko je realno lik docaran.Realan ili ne, prezirem ga svakom strunom svog, nadam se, zdravog razuma Optereceno, nezahvalno djub [...]

    5. Zeljka on said:

      Me a Selimovi je bio genije Dostojevski na ih krajeva, definitivno Kako je uspio tako uvjerljivo do arati ovjeka toliko nabijenog emocijama, strahovima i obzirima, i usput nam otkrivati tako divne, tu ne i istinite misli o ivotu U ivala sam u svakoj toj misliBilo je te ko gledati sa strane kako se taj dervi uni tava, kako sve one iluzije koje je imao o ivotu i ljudima propadaju u vodu i on sam postaje ono to je prezirao Bilo je tako tu no to promatrati i znati da ne mo e ni ta u initi, da je on [...]

    6. Klara on said:

      Bila sam skepti na prije po etka itanja, to zbog velikih o ekivanja, to zbog toga to su Selimovi evih citata pune dru tvene mre e Tad obi no bje im glavom bez obzira Ne to citati nisu dobri, niti to mi je mrsko da otkrivam ne to u emu ve gomila ljudi u iva, naprosto, bila sam zasi ena Selimovi em i prije nego sam ga ikad za ozbiljno uzela u ruke Prvi puta, bilo je to sredinom srednje kole, znala sam ve tada da je djelo veliko i zahtjevno, me utim bila sam nedorasla tako ne emu, ali to je samo os [...]

    7. Betül on said:

      All we try to do in life is have a congruent and balanced view about the world, people and what s happening around us And we try to protect our safe zone often ignoring and dismissing the things that not fit in our congruent view about the life We believe in that we live in a just world, suffering people suffer because they must have done something to deserve this And, what happens if our congruent world attacks us from behind and then we become the object of injustice Can we manage to protect o [...]

    8. Marija on said:

      ENGLISH People despise everyone who succeeds and hate the ones who surpass them Get used to scorn if you want peace and hate if you agree to fight BOSNIAN Ljudi preziru sve one koji ne uspiju, a mrze one koji se uspnu iznad njih Navikni se na prezir ako elis mir, ili na mr nju ako pristane na borbu _________________________I read this book back in high school and it was a school assignment The writer of this book is from the city where I went to school Our teacher urged us to read this book, not [...]

    9. Rebecca Duncan on said:

      This book is a huge favorite of mine and I m quite surprised that I haven t written about it yet.But I m here now to correct that and to pay homage to this unprecedented masterpiece of, I dare to say, world literature.When I first came across this book, I was frankly very, very, unimaginably young and even so immature But, even at that period in my life, I din t fail to recognize that this novel is like a rare diamond that not many people are allowed to discover,understand and accept.Not knowin [...]

    10. Erik Graff on said:

      My closest Bosnian friend gave this to me after I d read Ivo Andric s Bridge on the Drina This is not as accessible a book as Andric s masterpiece Drawing a comparison, Andric is Tolstoy while Selimovi is Dostoevsky While Andric gives you everything you need to know to appreciate his book, Selimovi presupposes the reader knows enough to fill in the background.

    11. Weltschmerz on said:

      Proza, a poezija Hrana za du u ista umetnost Nije za svakoga, ali ni ne mo e da bude, a to ne ka em zato to sam intelektualni snob, ve zato to da li e vam se ova knjiga svideti zavisi gotovo isklju ivo od va eg senzibiliteta.

    12. Marko Đaković on said:

      itao bih ovu knjigu godinu dana, re po re , da mogu to vi e da upijem svaku re , svaku maestralnu re enicu Sjajno sjajno sjajno.

    13. Sara Zovko on said:

      Malo je pisaca s ovih prostora koji znaju pisati kao Selimovi.Ovo je poezija u prozi, pjesma o samo i, odvojenosti od svijeta i tuzi zbog izgubljene ljubavi.

    14. Dimitris on said:

      After lots of thought I was going to rate this book either one star or five stars I chose to give it the five stars and to rate myself with one, for not being able to understand ANYTHING going on in it I totally failed me, cause even I can see that this is a world masterpiece and truly about subjects that interest me immensly the Balkans, history, religion, inner turmoils, being ethical when everyone around you isn t, moral dilemmas that break a person But my God, its writing style filled with e [...]

    15. Sandra15 on said:

      I read this book long time ago Regarding Me a Selimovi as an author, there can only be one conclusion almost every sentence of his novels could be copied, memorized and quoted somewhere His genius cannot be completely translated into foreign languages The true heart of his recountals and descriptions is hidden in and interwoven with delicate fibres of his native language, Serbo Croatian.

    16. Fulya İçöz on said:

      Nas l ba lasam bilemiyorum nce evirmeni veyim, evirmen Mahmut K ratl inan lmaz zengin bir T rk eyle evirmi kitab S rp a dan Ahmet Cemal den beri bu kadar takdir etti im bir evirmen kmam t Me a Selimovi e gelince, iir gibi bir roman yazm nsan ruhunu ters y z etmi , kitap 450 sayfa olmas na ra men h zla okudum Hele son iki g nde 200 sayfay devirdim Selimovi in kendi karde inin haks zca ld r l zerine kaleme ald bu roman l m korkusu ve ya ama iste i zerine bir i e bak Adalet kavram n n ne kadar da z [...]

    17. Goran Markov on said:

      A book about self analysis A book about sacrifice A book about life, religion, feelings and the impact of the society on a religious figure not really able to adapt and become what was expected of himjust another slave to his consciousness This story is a powerful psychological drama, filled with philosophical view of the world Ahmed Nurudin, a dervi poor muslim ascet , must find a way to cope with the world that s surrounding himhe must try to explain to himself the arrest of his brother and th [...]

    18. Sanja Kanazir on said:

      Jedna od mojih omiljenih recenica ikada Cetrdeset mi je godina, ru no doba covjek je jos mlad da bi imao zelja, a vec star da ih ostvaruje

    19. Jovo Autonomašević on said:

      An epic Balkan book What is it about As in his other masterpiece, Tvr ava, Selimovi posits the issues of his time post WWII Yugoslavia in a distant past, which allows him to not only cast those issues in a objective light, but also to explore that little known past and bring it to life The main issues dealt with by the book are injustice, and how individuals operate in a totalitarian regime the plots, manipulations and kickbacks that are necessary to get anything done Like the hero of the book [...]

    20. Paul Fulcher on said:

      This is why I love translated fiction a book written in the 1960s, which took 30 years to be translated into English and has languished in relative obscurity since, but an outstanding read.The plot of the Death and the Dervish is relatively straightforward The narrator, a Dervish living in Ottoman ruled Bosnia, has his life turned upside down when his brother is arrested The novel tells of his Kafkesque struggles with the authorities to discover of what his brother id accused, his desparate atte [...]

    21. Lada Fleur on said:

      I read this novel as part of regular secondary literary educational programme yet i rested on a partial incomprehension of its content I think what was difficult at first was the fact that the narrator or the the first person of this story his story and history is the chief of Tekia, Muslim soufi religious place and his solitary preoccupation mundane things, of daily level of day to day morality Still, the book is excellent One cannot deny the fact There is everything one has to wish for in a g [...]

    22. Larry on said:

      This was a difficult book to read Not because the author has no skills Not because the storyline is boring or confusing At it s best, which is a great deal of the time, the book is lucid, interesting, compelling even, and easily relatable for the reader Written almost entirely in the first person of the main character, it is often like walking around inside someone s head, listening to them sharing their thoughts with you, and occasionally just slipping off to talk only to themselves And that is [...]

    23. Emina on said:

      Dervis ve l m Ben bu kitaba nas l denk geldim, nas l oldu da rafta g z me arpt ve ben nas l oldu da l m laf na hi tak lmadan bu kitab al p iki g nde okudum hi anlam de ilim Bu zamana kadar hi duymam dahi olmam b y k kay p sayd m Okudum en etkili romanlardan ya da psikanaliz mi demeliyim biri ncelikle evirisi muhte em Mahmut K ratl m thi bir dil zenginli i ile evirmi Bence en az yazar Mesa Selimovic kadar Mahmut K ratl da t rk e cevirisinden dolay takdiri hak ediyor.Kitap Kur an dan Kalem Suresi [...]

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